Question Can Google Home control a smart plug on a different SSID?

pilotsh

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Hello All,

With all my smart plugs and lights I am fast saturating my current router and devices are dropping on an off. If I got another router and made an additional network (SSID) for my extra smart plugs and lights, would I still be able to use Google Home to turn them on and off, given that they will be on a different SSID to Google Home?

If not, and all smart stuff has to be on the same SSID, what is the solution for a smart home once you hit 32 connections (that is the largest number of SIMULTANEOUS connections on ONE SSID I can find, if anybody knows of a router that can handle 64 simultaneous connections on one SSID on 2.4 band please let me know too)?

Thanks for any thoughts, surely I am not the first smart home person to saturate my network! :O
 

kanewolf

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As long as they are on a flat network (same subnet) they should be able to. The SSID should be independent.

But I will say that I have no google home (nor would I, for security reasons) so I can't confirm.

There are access points that allow hundreds of simultaneous connections. It just depends on the quality of the hardware you have. On 2.4Ghz, performance will probably stink with 50 simultaneous connections.
 

pilotsh

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As long as they are on a flat network (same subnet) they should be able to. The SSID should be independent.

But I will say that I have no google home (nor would I, for security reasons) so I can't confirm.

There are access points that allow hundreds of simultaneous connections. It just depends on the quality of the hardware you have. On 2.4Ghz, performance will probably stink with 50 simultaneous connections.
Well, while I wouldn't allow Google to control my banking, I'm happy to let it turn on my kettle while I am still in bed- bonus! I understand the whole 2.4Ghz thing, and it frustrates me, but I have not been able to find at least one single smart plug that will operate on 5Ghz. And there are many, many brands out there.... not a single one works on 5Ghz.

I also think 50 connections with smart plugs or lights is not an issue.... they aren't all streaming movies.... ie they aren't chewing data, they just need to be 'live' so I can control it on demand- the whole point of smart home devices...!

Also still keen to hear if ANYONE out there has made smart devices work with google when they are on a different SSID to the Google device itself. :)
 

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